The global award in photography and sustainability

Rena Effendi
Andrei Rus, 12, relaxes in his father’s palinca still in Strâmtura. Palinca—a name for different fruit brandies—can reach as much as 58 proof. The stills require copious amounts of cooling and are nearly always on the banks of streams. Maramures, Romania. 2012

Andrei Rus, 12, relaxes in his father’s palinca still in Strâmtura. Palinca—the name for all kinds of fruit brandy—can be as much as 58 proof here. The stills require copious amounts of cooling water and are nearly always on the banks of streams—as are fulling machines, which use water-driven hammers to thicken up the fibers of woolen cloth. Maramures, Romania. November, 2012

Series: Transylvania: Built on Grass

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